Dr W J M Covington Obit


Williamson Co. Tennessee

Submitted by Helen Pate Ross


May 4, 1939       





  Dr W J M Covington, one of

Williamson County's greatly beloved and

best known physicians for many years,

died at midnight last Thursday at his home

at College Grove in his 85th year. Funeral

services were held at the residence

Satruday Morning 10:30 o'clock by Rev

Walter Crawford and Rev Paul F Lanuis.

Interment was in the Triune Cemetery

  He was a son of the late John and

Susan Pate Covington and gave his

long useful life to the services of the

community where he was born. His

elementery education was received in

its schools and when he received his

medical degree he went to Wilson

County for a few years but finally re-

turned to the scene of his birth to

minister to those he loved best. For

sixty years he covered portions of

several counties in his wide practice

and in many homes his very presence

brought relief, so great was he beloved

by his patients.

   Dr Covington also took a great interest

in the affairs of his village being one the

chief promoters of the College Grove

Bank and of securing a telephone in the

locality. He also served for several years

on the election board of the county.

   Surviving are two children. Mrs. Patrick

Keogan of Rockville Centre, NY E M

Covington. cashier of College Grove Bank:

three grandsons, Mabry Covington jr,

James & Francis Keogan.

    Neighbors serving as pall bearers

were J H Patton, Will Eudailey, Walter

Stammer, Will Wilson, Albert Maxwell,

John Dobson, W c Lanier & Jim Neeley.